Meteorologist & Digital Content Director
Updated On: Mar 20 2014 06:00:26 PM CDT
Jessica joined the ABC 17 News team in February 2014 as a meteorologist and the station's digital content director.
Jessica was born and raised in Tuscola, Illinois, a small farm town in central Illinois. She graduated with a degree in meteorology from Northern Illinois University in 2012.
Jessica has been in mid-Missouri since October 2012, where she started her television career as the weekend meteorologist at KRCG-TV.
While in college, Jessica completed an internship with the National Weather Service in Lincoln, Illinois and was a weather intern at WICS-TV in Springfield, Illinois. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and is working toward her Certified Broadcast Meteorologist seal.
In her free time, Jessica enjoys running, spending time outdoors, cooking, and hanging out with her husband Derek, and rat terrier, Layla.
Jessica loves tracking severe and winter weather in the Midwest. You can watch her Monday through Friday on ABC 17 News at Noon. You can also follow Jessica on Twitter.
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